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Malloy, Wyman Respond To Republican Primary Results

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Governor Malloy’s campaign senior adviser released the following statement on the results of the Republican primary:

“Elections are about choices, and the choice facing the people of Connecticut couldn’t be more clear: do we want to continue the progress that’s been made over the past three and a half years, or hire someone who will stop this progress dead in its tracks, make a sharp u-turn, and take us right back to the failed policies that drove us into the ditch Dan Malloy and Nancy Wyman have been digging us out of?

“No one is declaring victory yet. Both Governor Malloy and Lt. Governor Wyman know that we still have work to do to make sure our schools are world-class, our transportation and infrastructure are built for the 21st century, and we make Connecticut more affordable to live, work, and raise a family here.

But, Tom Foley would take Connecticut’s progress and shift it into reverse. He has spent his career making millions while destroying jobs. This is the same Tom Foley who in July told workers in Eastern Connecticut that it was their fault their factory closed. And, instead of telling Connecticut what he would do, he’s spent the last three years chirping from the cheap seats, rooting for Connecticut to fail, and avoiding specifics, tough questions and details. He knows Connecticut won’t buy his reckless agenda, so he’s hiding the fact that he could cut education funding, repeal paid sick leave, renege on the UTC deal jeopardizing 75,000 Connecticut jobs, eliminate aid to cities and towns – driving up property taxes — and undo Connecticut’s smart, strict gun law.

The choice for Connecticut will be clear in November—continue our steady progress under Governor Malloy or risk it with Tom Foley, a reckless choice that we can’t afford.”

Foley ran for governor in 2010, but he lost by less than 6,500 votes to Gov. Malloy–the closest race the state has seen in more than 50 years.

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